Sunday, February 22, 2015

The Lint Trap

The challenge this week at   Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge  is "No Rules".  You can link up anything creative that you have been working on this week.  I decided to empty the lint trap on my desk which holds odds and ends that I pick up form the laundry, around the house or in the seat cushions.  I basically have started holding onto bits and pieces that get broken or crushed and putting them into a sweet antique mini salt dish. 

I pulled out a large envelope and decided to create a mixed media mail art project.

The background started with a coat of gesso.  AFter it dried I laid down the bits and pieces in my lint trap.  I then layered that with a coat of gesso.  Mixed in with my gesso was a sprinkling of mini star sequins.  

I added a mix of yellow and pink distress stain sprays.  I die cut the sizzix layering butterfly and embossed it and added the same mix of colors.
The rest was adding idea-ology remnant rub ons over the surface.

Product:  Simon Says Stamp #10 Button & String envelope , gessoZip Dry,  Ranger Distress Stain Spray,  Sizzix Layering Butterfly, Graphic 45 Ornate Keys Idea-Ology Botanical Remnan Rub-Ons, Idea-Ology Remnants Words,  Simon Says Tiny Flowers Sequins,

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  1. Just gorgeous Suzz! Love your lint trap idea, and you really put your little bits and bobs to good use here! The little star sequins in the Gesso was brilliant, it really made a great texture! Love your colours and that big butterfly too! hugs :)

  2. What an amazing piece of art, Suzz ... gorgeous butterfly, fabulous colours and such brilliant texture! Anita :)

  3. Love the pops of pink and yellow in this kraft tag, Suzz! It really makes me think SPRING! :)

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  4. Beautiful project Suzanne! Love the vibrant butterfly and all the texture! So unique and creative!

  5. I am DYING over this one (in a good way)! Who in the world has a crafty "lint trap"? Total brilliance, I say! I really love this piece and how it has so many unexpected and interesting elements. I especially love that swirl-curl and the pink is just delightful!

  6. Love love love this beautiful color scheme! The butterfly and the textures are gorgeous! :)

  7. fabulous idea! The butterfly is spectacular!!!! Barbarayaya

  8. Totally unique idea and such a beautiful project Suzz. I love the gorgeous colours you've used, so pretty! :)

  9. wonderful envelope, love how you've encorporated all your 'found' objects!


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